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App & Social Media Safety

Posted on: March 1, 2019
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Dangerous Challenges

We hope you'll take the time to check out the KNOW! and Common Sense Media articles below for information on dangerous viral challenges that are circulating on social media - most recently, the Momo Challenge. You'll find information about the risks, as well as tips on how to talk with your kids about their digital life.*

 
Know! Teachable Moment: The Momo Challenge  (Prevention Action Alliance)
  

In recent years a number of challenges have gone viral on various social media sites. Some challenges can be fun ways to learn about and connect with others, or to raise funds for a worthy cause. However, there are also viral challenges that are dangerous, and even deadly to participants. Now is the perfect time to start having meaningful conversation with kids about their safety. 

Resources for Parents*

As parents of school-age children in an increasingly digital world, we need to find ways to have meaningful and impactful conversations with our children about what they see and experience through social media, the internet, games, and apps.

Here are some additional resources you might find helpful:

  • Visit the Know! website today and subscribe to their series of Parent Tips and Teachable Moments articles. Know! is a part of Prevention Action Alliance.
  • CommonSenseMedia.com provides age-specific reviews of movies, video games, apps, books, and tv shows. They also have great information and tips for parents on screentime, internet safety, learning with technology, and more.

The social media landscape changes constantly and rapidly, making it difficult to keep up with your teenagers digital life. We hope you find useful information and tips in these resources to help start those meaningful conversations. 

 

 

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